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Install Update Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware ftf file

Good news for all Xperia J users, the phone has been updated to new Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware officially. Previously on March 7, Xperia J got for the first time the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.21 firmware update and now another firmware has been released to fix all the bugs which were present in the previous update.

We just got the notification for Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware update in INDIA region.

[ UPDATE ] – 6 Sept.

Xperia J ST26i 11.2.A.0.33 firmware Rolled Out – Minor Update Only.

Xperia J ST26i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware details

Xperia J ST26i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware details

  •  Android – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Model Number – Xperia J ST26i
  • Baseband version – 7X25A_M:2540.41.00.89.001.010_A:2540.41.00.89.001.162
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0 [email protected]))
  • Firmware Build Number – 11.2.A.0.31

Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware changelog…

No new changes are seen in the update. It’s the same update as before but a little bit more smooth now 🙂 Much better multi-tasking now 😛 Antutu benchmark results are 4464 which are better than previous.

How to Update Xperia J ST26i to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware ?

The Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware update is available by both PC Companion as well as by Sony Update Service. Let’s see how to get this Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware update on your phone.

How to Update Xperia J ST26i on Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware by PC Companion ?

Back up data on your Xperia J ST26i for safety.

1 – Connect your Xperia J ST26i to the PC Companion, Check for the notification of Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware as shown below. If you don’t have PC companion installed, download it from given below link.

Download PC Companion Version: 2.10.136 (Prod 28) I 26.4 MB
Sony PC Companion_2.10.136_Web.exe

Install Update Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware via PC Companion

 2 – Click on “update” button to start the procedure.

3 – Check your present firmware and the updated firmware details. You Xperia J ST26i must be on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.21 firmware and the new updated version should be Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware. If it is OK, click on “accept” button and proceed to update your phone. Check the screenshot below.

Update Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware via PC Companion

 4 – Now PC Companion will prepare your system for the Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware update and as soon as system is prepared, the Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware update will be downloaded and the new updates will be applied on your phone. Check screenshot below.

Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware update via PC Companion

6 – As soon as update is downloaded and applied on your phone, you will see written “finish” . Disconnect your phone from PC.

NOTE :- The first reboot after the Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware update will be slow, it will be normal soon.

Update Xperia J ST26i to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware via Sony Update Sevrice (SUS)

Now as the Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware update can be region dependent, so if you haven’t got it yet, please try updating your  Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware via Sony Update Service. Let’s see how to do that.

1 – Download the Sony Update Service program on your PC from given below links, if you haven’t got it.

Download Sony Update Service I 40.31 MB
Update_Service_Setup-2.13.2.40.exe

2 – Switch off your phone. Wait for 30 seconds. Now holding volume down button, connect  your phone to PC and let SUS detect you phone. Check screenshot below.

Update Xperia J ST26i to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware via Sony Update Sevrice (SUS)

3 – Now as soon as your Xperia J ST26i is connected you will see the update notification to Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware as shown below. Click on “software update (recommended)” option and “install” button.

Update Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware via Sony Update Service

4 – Now SUS will start downloading Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware which is of 395.7 MB size. Wait for a while and as soon as downloading is finished, you will see the notification of completion. Disconnect your phone.

Install Update Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware via Sony Update Service

Install Update Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware by Sony update Service

Update Xperia J ST26i AndroidJelly ean 11.2.A.0.31  firmware via Sony Update Service

The first reboot after the update will be slow, it will be soon 🙂

I hope now you are successfully able to update your phone via any of the two methods available above. If you still find any problem is updating you can also manually Manually update your Xperia J ST26i by Flashing Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware ST26i_11.2.A.0.31.ftf file. Let’s see how to do?

Update Xperia J ST26i to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware via flashing ftf file manually

Download the Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware ST26i_11.2.A.0.31.ftf file from given below links.

Download St26i_11.2.A.0.31_Central_Europa.zip

OR

Download ST26i_11.2.A.0.31_Portuguese.ftf I 406.23 MB

MD5 Sum: a32b6e3fdd851933b1338f40b1f6e568

Requirements :- 

  • Unlocked bootloaded on Xperia J ST26i. If you want to unlock bootloaded, please refer to official steps from Sony.
  • Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware ST26i_11.2.A.0.31.ftf file downloaded from above link.
  • Back up all your data.

How to flash Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware ftf file manually on Xperia J ST26i ?

Full installation guide has been posted below, Download the file from above links, please refer to steps in given below tutorial.

GUIDE : – How to Update manually Xperia phone by flashing ftf file via Xperia Flash Tool ?

Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware REVIEW and Screenshots

Coming soon…

Feel free to leave your comments on the Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware update and if you face any difficulty in updating your Xperia J, do let us know. Drop comments we will help you out 🙂

Download LEAKED Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware Testkey ftf

First of all let us get you back, a lot ago we saw JellyBean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 leaking for Xperia S and then we saw PTCRB listing Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware for Xperia S and then esterday we saw Sony Xperia France tweeting that android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build for Xperia S is rolling out but build firmware was not mentioned. But now we have got our hands on something exciting.

LEAKED Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware Details

Download LEAKED Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware ftf file

  •  Model Number – Xperia S LT26i
  • Android – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Baseband-Version – 8660-AAABQOLYM-314010-32
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0+
  • Build number – 6.2.B.0.200

A new kernel 3.4.0 is there as expected 🙂

Install LEAKED Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware

Bin4ry and DooMLoRD recognized XDA developer have brought up this leak with the installation method and downloading of advanced stock kernel. Let’s see what we have got for you in this build.

Flash this firmware ROM only on developer (Brown) device strictly. It’s better to test it on such devices.

Requirement

  • Test it on developer devices (if possible, if not then look below).
  • Unlocked Bootloader of Xperia S with CWM recovery installed. To unlock bootloader on your Xperia S, check Sony official guide on unlocking bootloader.

Download LEAKED Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware Testkey ftf file 

Download it for developer devices.

Download LT26i_6.2.B.0.200_Customized DE.ftf I 517 MB

Download DooMLoRD’s advanced stock kernel

Download S-DooMLoRD-JB_leak_200-AdvStk_v1.elf I 9.06 MB
MD5 Sum: 9a92552e9591da5d08e89a51fd6797c4

How To Install ? 

We the method is very tedious to install Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware on Xperia S, we would like you to have original installation methods from XDA.

Step 1 : – Installation method from Bin4ry.

Step 2 : – After you have pre-rooted the back up from step 1, then perform this step by Installation method from DooMLoRD.

Well we advice you to wait for some days (a week, I guess :P) so that you can update your Xperia S officially. If you need any help in understanding any messages then do let us know in comment section, we will help you out 🙂

[ Via – XDA ]

Sony Brazil says Xperia S, P, J, E Dual Jelly Bean coming in June

Another bazooka from Sony came over Xperia S user 😛 Sony Xperia Brazil blogs that android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia S LT26i coming in the first half of June. It’s a contradictory statement from Sony now, as yesterday Sony Xperia France tweeted yesterday that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia S LT26i is rolling out and the final build be ready till the last week of month of May.

Sony Brazil says Xperia S, P, J, E Dual Jelly Bean coming in June

Yesterday we posted a news regarding PTCRB listing another Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update firmware build number 11.2.A.0.31 for Xperia J ST26i and now Sony Xperia Brazil says that android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update will be coming for all phones Xperia S, P, J and E dual.

As Xperia J, P have already got android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update globally so now it can be a new firmware build number for it.

Sony Brazil says Xperia S, P, J, E Dual android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update coming in June

They have also said about android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia E Dual, that it is being tested and is guaranteed that it will come soon may be in first half of June.

Meanwhile Xperia S users are now amazed to see two different statements from two different Sony accounts. Meanwhile it is being speculated that android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia S will come in the next week of May, hopefully it comes 😛 May be Xperia SL and Acro S gets the same update with Xperia S. What do you think guys why Sony is trolling Xperia S users so over android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update :/

[ Via – Sony Xperia Brazil ]

Xperia J ST26i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware Certified

On March 7 Sony officially rolled out Xperia J ST26i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.21 firmware which was a big surprise for all Xperia users that even Xperia J has got Jelly Bean and other superior handsets haven’t got it yet. Well it wasn’t a classic update after all as we all know why 😛

Xeria J ST26i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware OFFICIALLY Rolled out, TO install check given below link.

Install Update Xperia J ST26i Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware ftf file

No new media apps, no new homescreen, no new apps were seen, it was just a Jelly Bean update for the name sake. So it’s again their turn now with a new build number.

PTCRB certified Xperia J ST26i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware

Xperia J ST26i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware Certified

PTCRB has listed a new Xperia J ST26i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware on their site on 17 May. Well as it seems to be Jelly Bean update with some bugs fixing like Wi-Fi not connecting error, more battery drain, lagging of phone etc.

Download Open source archive for build 11.2.A.0.31 Xperia J Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Sony has officially put the Open source archive for build 11.2.A.0.31 on their developer site for download, if you want to download it you can from given below link.

Download Open source archive for build 11.2.A.0.31

Download 11.2.A.0.31.tar.bz2 I 133.71 MB

It is news of relief for all Xperia J users out there. If you have got this update notification do let us know, till no users in any region have reported this update. It will not take a mot time till we see Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware actually getting rolled out for Xperia J ST26i users. It may happen Sony add some new media apps in this new Jelly Bean 11.2.A.0.31 firmware update with all the latsest features which all Xperia phones got with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update.

A lot good news for Xperia users today, back today Sony Xperia France tweeted that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Xperia S is rolling out and will be available till next week 🙂 Till now no further dates have been mentioned, it seems it will come at the end of month May.

[ Via – PTCRB ]



Sony Xperia France Tweeted Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Rolling out

Good news for all Xperia S owners. Well it looks like Sony Xperia S LT26i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is rolling out just now Sony Xperia France has tweeted it. As official Sony Xperia France has tweeted this it means jelly bean update is about to roll just.

Sony Xperia France Tweeted Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Rolling out

Xperia France Tweeted Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Rolling out

Tweet by Sony Xperia France :-

Xperia S: le déploiement de la 4.1.2 vient de débuter pour les 1ers builds FR. 

Xperia S: the 4.1.2 deployment HAS just begun for the 1st FR. builds

  • Update deployment is going on now for the first day will be updated next week fully.

Check Sony Xperia France tweet reply regarding firmware release below :-

Sony Xperia France tweet reply

What does this all signify, has update rolled out or is in final development stage. By looking at their tweet it seems the update has been rolled out but we didn’t see any update notification on our Xperia SL LT26ii neither in PC Companion nor in SUS. Check below screenshot.

Sony Xperia France Tweeted Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Rolling out

It looks that update is either rolled out in some countries or will be rolling out next week. We don’t see any update notification in India. Do let us know if you  have got the update in your country or on your phone Xperia S LT26i or SL LT26ii or Acro S LT26w. What do you think is Sony trolling all Xperia S owners again or will update it at the end of month May.

UPDATE – 25 MAY 2013 ] To download and install LEAKED Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware follow given below link.

Download LEAKED Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware Testkey ftf

Download CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 support for Xperia Z Tablet

Xperia Tablet Z is about to release globally and a good news has come for it from the CynaogenMod community, yes they just announce on their Google+ page for adding CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 support for Xperia Z Tablet. A few days we came across news regarding Sony adding Xperia Z to AOSP on GitHub.

CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 support for Xperia Z Tablet

Good news for all users who are about to buy Xperia Tablet Z and don’t like stock Sony ROM, now you can install this fancy ROM on your Xperia Tablet Z.  CynaogenMod has been one step ahead from Sony. Check below running live CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 on Xperia Tablet Z. Both Xperia Z and Tablet Z runs the same chipset so it’s very easy for developers to build for it also. Release Build is fare more stable.

RUNNING LIVE CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 support for Xperia Z Tablet

Download CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 for Xperia Tablet Z – Install / Flash it.

CynaogenMod community has added both the release candidate build (RC) for Xperia Tablet Z as well as the test build of android 4.2.2 which you can download from their site and flash it on your device. Download the files from below or from their official site.

CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 support for Xperia Z Tablet

Device :-  pollux – Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Type :- RELEASE candidate – RC

Download cm-10.1.0-RC2-pollux.zip I 212.77 MB
md5sum: 18d1569e1710da82a7a47253d7e5107f

Device :-  pollux – Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Type :- TEST Build

Download cm-10.1-20130518-EXPERIMENTAL-pollux.zip I 212.66 MB
md5sum: fdc4e63fe9a6392f0261a87ab6f88a00

[ OFFICIAL CM Download page ]

If you want to install CyanogenMod10.1 Android 4.2.2 on Xperia Tablet Z, then you need to unlock bootloader. Check official guide by Sony on How to unlock bootloader of Xperia Tablet Z.? As when you are done with unlocking bootloader, flash the CM 10.1 android 4.2.2 on Xperia Tablet Z. Xperia Z Tablet is growing friendly with the developers. Do let us know what do you think regarding this, excited about running CM 10.1 on your Xperia Z Tablet 😉

[ Via – CM G+ Page ]

Sony Xperia SP C5302 Giveaway – Win Prizes worth $650 Free

Xperia Guide, the new venture from Anurag and Ashish after sucessfully creating “Android Gyan” back in July 2011. The last giveaway we organised was of Xperia J on our previous blog Android Gyan, now we have come up with something more grand and exciting. Blog posting on Xperia Guide has been recently started in the month of  May only and has got a great response till now from Xperia fans. To spread out our goodwill, we are giving a brand new Sony Xperia SP in a giveaway, with many more prizes in total a worth of whooping $650 to be won as free.

Xperia SP C5302 Giveaway – Win Prizes worth $650 Free.

Xperia SP is another latest launch by Sony in the international market, powered by 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon 4 Pro processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, 4.6″ HD Screen with Corning Gorilla Glass, 8 MP cam, 2370 mAh battery, costing around $450 or Rs 24K in Indian market. This giant Xperia SP is our Grand Prize for the giveaway with some other prizes 🙂

Xperia SP Giveaway from XperiaGuide

Giveaway Prizes

  • GRAND PRIZE – 1 black Xperia SP C5302. [ HSPA version ]
  • 1 SEO Pressor V5 Multi-site plugin.
  • 3 WpShit (Uxde) themes VIP 1 year License.
  • 2 Samsung Galaxy S4 Flip Case cover (Black Mist color).

In total giveaway prizes are worth of $650. So it’s gonna be a rocking giveaway with a lots of cool prizes to be won. If you are a blogger then SEO Pressor V5 plugin for your site is the best SEO plugin you can have. A good blog need a good theme and the WpShit (Uxde) themes are brilliant. A win-win situation for every person entering in the giveaway either a reader or a blogger 🙂
Giveaway Rules

  • Contest is open worldwide, yes an international Xperia SP C5302 giveaway. For INDIAN users, Xperia SP will be couriered to their address, while for foreign country participants, the phone will be shipped after ordering from either Ebay or Amazon.
  • Giveaway starts at 20th May 2013 at 12 pm till 3 July 2013 till 12 pm. i.e. for a period of 45 days. So you have more than a month to earn as many entries as you can 🙂 Giveaway winners will be chosen within 2 days after giveaway is finished.
  • Enter in the giveaway by given below embedded PunchTab form. Please provide your real name and email address as it will be used to contact winners.
  • MANDATORY Step – Please comment below, stating that you have completed all steps for the giveaway, as we have added an additional step in the giveaway which is excluded from the main entries so we need to know which person have done that step in comments only. To be eligible for the lucky random draw every participant must complete all steps of giveaway otherwise their entry will be disqualified without any notice to them.
  • Special Entry for Bloggers – One special entry for bloggers have been added, do have a look at that 😉 This entry can be skipped by other participants, it will be excluded from the main giveaway tasks but surely will fetch an entry to all who will do it 😛

Giveaway Grand Prize winner and other prizes winner will be chosen by a random draw, yes it’s a lucky draw.

 NOTE

  • As per instructions of  Xperia Guide Team, it may happen that Grand Prize winner will be chosen randomly from the “top 30” individuals having more number of entries and for rest other prizes, it will be purely a lucky draw.
  • As giveaway proceeds we may add some more prizes to the giveaway.

Disclaimers 

  • Xperia Guide Team admins hold every possible right to cancel the giveaway at any moment without any prior notice to the participants of the giveaway.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly as mentioned above via PunchTab random winner selection tool, and the winner selection process may or may not be shown to the participants. No request regarding that will be entertained. Decision of Xperia Guide team in choosing the winner will be final and it can’t be challenged in any case.
  • Xperia SP C5302 giveaway is sponsored by us i.e. gizmobolt.com and some undisclosed sponsor  Giveaway is not at all sponsored by Sony Mobile Communications or WpShit Themes, Samsung or by SEO Pressor Team in any manner. No claims regarding that please.

Enter in Xperia SP C5302 Giveaway

Using below form enter in the giveaway. Try to fetch as many entries you can by visiting the blog daily and promoting the giveaway as much as you can.  Good luck to all participants 🙂

 

Do not spam, participate only once, multiple entries by the same user are liable to be dis-qualified.

Thanks 🙂
Xperia Guide
Anurag & Ashish

Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware Certified

A few days ago, Jelly Bean  6.2.B.0.203 firmware was leaked for Xperia Ion LT28i yet not certified, but just now Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware has been certified officially by PTCRB. It seems Sony has finally put up final jelly bean version for Xperia Ion for release, it could be a week more till we see Sony officially rolling out the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware for Xperia Ion.

Certified Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware

Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware Certified

If any Xperia Ion LT28i user is interested in installing the leaked Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware on his phone, check out our guide on it.

How to Install leaked Jelly Bean  6.2.B.0.203 firmware on Xperia Ion LT28i manually by flashing ftf file ?

The 6.2.B.0.204 firmware has been certified on May 16, 2013 on PTCRB official website. It’s good news for all those Xperia Ion users who were desperate to know when the jelly bean firmware will be certified for Xperia Ion as we recently saw Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.197 firmware being certified for Xperia S / SL / Acro S. Let’s see when Sony will release the android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean officially for all these 4 phones left out now. Hopefully it does by the end of month May as it said. What do you think regarding that, excited for jelly bean huh 😉

Sony C6833 phone appears in Indonesian IT Communications certification

It has been a day only since we saw Sony Xperia A SO-04E launched under NTT DoCoMo and Xperia ZR globally. Just now we saw mysterious Sony C6833  phone appeared in Ministry of Communications and Information Technology – Indonesia certification program list just on 05/15/2013.

Sony C6802 is also present in the list just above Sony C6833, for the same date. Rumors are there that Sony C6802 may be launched under codename Xperia Honami or Xperia I1. News about Xperia Honami have been seen in past also online.

Sony C6833 Phone Appears online in Indonesian certification

Sony C6833 Certification

Another rumor says that Sony C6833 may be launched under codename as Xperia Togari, expected to be launched as Sony’s first phone-tablet hybrid device. You can see Sony C1905 or C190X series or simply Sony C listed there just for one day back certification. Speculations are there that some of the device may be launched around IFA 2013 at Berlin.

Well nothing to say after all nothing is official yet, rumors are rumors only. But we can surely expect some high-end Xperia devices from Sony soon.

Let us know what do you think on this rumor.

[ Via ]

Update Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware ftf file

Sony Xperia France has just tweeted about a new Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware which is rolling out on Xperia Z handsets. Looks like Xperia Z is lucky to have so many firmware updates yet on Jelly Bean alone for better performance. The update still puts Xperia Z on android 4.1.2 jelly bean. Previously it was on 10.1.1.A.434 firmware build number.

Sony Xperia France Tweeted as :-

Maj 10.1.1.A.1.253 (4.1.2) en cours de deploiement pour les Xperia Z “nus”. TRANSLATED as  Maj 10.1.1.A.1.253 (4.1.2) being deployed for the “naked” Xperia Z.

Sony xperia France tweets about Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware
Xperia Z Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware Details

Xperia Z Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware Details

  • Model Number – Xperia Z C6603
  • Android – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Baseband vserion – 9x15A-ACEFWMAZQ-30110041-23
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0
  • Build Number – 10.1.1A.1.253

Update of Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware has been confirmed in countries like India, Philippines, Indonesia for C6602, Vietnam, Malasiya, Thailand, France, Singapore.

Xperia Z Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware Updated Features

Many new features have been added to this Jelly Bean10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware like :-

Xperia Z Jelly Bean10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware white balance option

Xperia Z Jelly Bean10.1.1.A.1.253 Display settings

UPDATED Features

  • Overall software performance improved.
  • Much better soft keys now and notification bar and soft keys both changed to black color background area. The STRIP behind soft keys has been colored as BLACK previously it was of GREY color.
  • Now notification light can be turned off.
  • White Balance – color calibration. White balance option seen in settings
  • Updated NFC firmware
  • Xperia Launcher is responding much faster than before.
  • Improved Battery Life.
  • Small apps icon have been changed now.
  • You can now tag in photos, new option added in album.
  • View movies in portrait mode now.
  • No Wi-Fi drops any more. Issues rectified.
  • World Clock widget updated.

How to Update Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware by PC Companion ?

Connect your Xperia Z C6603 to PC via PC Companion, check if you have got the notification for 10.1.1.A.253 firmware update, if yes proceed as per screen instruction.

Update Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware via PC Companion

Update Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware via PC Companion software

How to Update Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware by flashing ftf file?

First of all download your region’s firmware ftf file from given below links.

Download Xperia Z C6603 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware ftf file
Download Xperia Z_10.1.1.A.1.253_C6303.ftf I 756 MB

[ UPDATED  MIRROR LINKS BELOW – 25 May 2013 ]

Download XperiaZ_10.1.1.A.1.253_C6303.ftf I 757.09 MB

Download c6603_global-lte_10.1.1.a.1.253_10.1.1.a.1.253.ftf I 797  MB

Download Xperia Z C6602 10.1.1.A.1.253 India Unbranded FTF

Download Xperia Z C6602 10.1.1.A.1.253 India Unbranded FTF
Download C6602_10.1.1.A.1.253_India.rar I 773.9 MB

Flash the above file on your unlocked bootloader Xperia Z C6603 and enjoy the new 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware 🙂 Check below link how to flash.

GUIDE :- How to Update manually Xperia phone by flashing ftf file via Xperia Flash Tool

If any one wants Xperia Z blob files, Download blob files from given below link.

Download FILE_279824147 I 764 MB

Download FILE_279823976 I 15 MB

How to Update Xperia Z C6602 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware by PC Companion ?


Connect your Xperia Z to PC via PC Companion, check if you have got the notification for 10.1.1.A.253 firmware update, if yes proceed as per screen instruction.

Update Xperia Z C6602 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware via PC Companion

For those who are not able to update it via PC Companion, update Xperia Z via Sony update service, check how to update via SUS.

It’s good that Sony has updated Xperia Z to a newer firmware version fixing some serious issues and updating new features. Well if you need any help in flashing or updating your Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware, do let us know we will help you out in comments. Well if you have already updated to this new firmware version then do let us know what more changes you noticed in the updated 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware.

Do let us know if find anything else updated in this firmware.

Xperia Ion LT28i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware Leaks

It looks like Sony developers are now testing android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the devices Xperia S, SL, Acro S and Xperia Ion. Last week we reported about DooMLorD’s leaked Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 forXperia S / SL and then after that we saw on PTCRB site, official listing of  Xperia S/SL/Acro S android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware certification. Now there was only left Xperia Ion LT28i. Just now we saw leaked Xperia Ion LT28i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware.

leaked Xperia Ion LT28i  Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware Details

Leaked Xperia Ion LT28i Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware Details

  • Model Number – Xperia Ion LT’28i
  • Android – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Baseband version – 9xB00-SCAQCSZ-34702090-33
  • Kernel – 3.4.0+
  • Firmware – 6.2.B.0.203

Xperia Ion LT28i Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware Features

We saw the same 681 MB RAM, new notification window, Mobile Bravia Engine 1, Clear Phase feature in New WALKMAN app, new kernel version.

How to Flash leaked Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware on Xperia Ion LT28i ?

Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware ftf file for flashing is only for development devices. Do not flash it on your user device (RED).

Now if you are thinking of flashing this firmware on your Xperia Ion, wait please, as  the leaked firmware 6.2.B.0.203 by DooMLoRD is in development phase till now, the ftf file for flashing  jelly bean fimrware 6.2.B.0.203 will be uploaded soon.

[ UPDATE ] Kernel for leaked Xperia Ion LT28i  jelly bean fimrware 6.2.B.0.203 you can download from given below link.

Download LT28i_DooMLoRD_JB-leak-203_kernel.elf I 6.84 MB
MD5 Sum: fc214bd8c553f711b0163d43c29c6bf7

How to flash jelly bean fimrware 6.2.B.0.203 on Xperia Ion ?

  • Download the kernel file from above link.
  • Bootloader on your Xperia Ion LT28i must be unlocked. You can follow the official guide to unlock bootloader here.
  • Make JB .zip fw.
  • You must flash now stock ICS ROM.
  • Flash JB .zip fw via cwm.
  • Now flash the downloaded kernel, and reboot your device.

Done, successfully 🙂

Check the photos of jelly bean fimrware 6.2.B.0.203 running successfully on developer Xperia Ion devices.

 

Till now there is speculation on XDA forum that will this ROM work on both Xperia Ion LT28i and LT28h. It seems it should work.

Do check the source of this leak below this post more development issues regarding Xperia Ion Jelly Bean and if you face any issues you can report here and there also. As we have now seen for all Xperia S, SL, Acro S and Ion jelly bean firmware leaks we may soon see Sony releasing official jelly bean firmware for all these 4 handsets. We will keep you posted as more details about official jelly bean comes out. If you need any file for flashing the above firmware on your Xperia Ion LT28i, do let us kno win comments section we will upload it and get you the link.

[ Via – XDA ]

Download Xperia A SO-04E User Manual Guide Pdf

Well it has been a few days only since we saw Xperia A SO-04E Dogo NTT DoCoMo photos and specifications on FCC, now we have brought you Xperia A SO-04E User Manual Guide’13.5. Yes NTT DoCoMo has released a user manual guide for their to be launched phone Xperia A SO-04E.

Xperia A SO-04E User Manual Guide Pdf

Only a few specifications of Xperia A SO-04E were featured lately like 5″ full 1080p HD screen, 13 MP rear camera, Android Jelly Bean, 16 GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, 2300 mAH removable battery and dimensions similar to Xperia Z. Nothing have been said about the processor and the chipset, yet we expect Snapdrgon 600 chipset in Xperia A SO-04E. You can download the Xperia A SO-04E User Manual Guide Pdf from given below link.

Download Xperia A SO-04E User Manual Guide.pdf I 5.39 MB

Check out in the below pic yourself, the various parts and their functions in Xperia A SO-04E.

Xperia A SO-04E User Manual Guide

After looking in the Xperia A SO-04E User Manual Guide’13.5 we found the accessories which will be supplied with it like Desktop Holder SO15, 1Seg antenna cable SO01, microSD card 2GB already inserted in the terminal when bought, Stereo headset with microphone etc. Xperia A SO-04E User Manual Guide explains all the parts of the phone and functions and all those things which a normal manual guide tell, we don’t want to tell you that. Download the Xperia A SO-04E User Manual Guide and explore the Xperia A specification and other details by yourself. Comments appreciated on views regarding the so leaked speicifcations of Xperia A SO-04E yet.

Xperia S/SL/Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware certified

As Sony promised that Xperia S, SL and Acro S will be getting android 4.1.2 jelly bean update at the end of month May and soon after that announcement we saw XDA developer DooMLoRD leaking the  android 4.1.2 jelly bean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 for Xperia S and SL. Well not very difference in both firmware’s build number. It seems Sony has done testing the jelly bean firmware for Xperia S/SL/Acro S and a slightly tweaked version was leaked. Check the listing of Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.200. A lot ago we saw firmware 6.1.G.0.0 listed for both Xperia S and SL but none of them was updated on that firmware.

UPDATE – 25 MAY 2013 ] To download and install LEAKED Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware follow given below link.

Download LEAKED Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware Testkey ftf

 

xperia s Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware certified

Xperia S/SL/Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware

PTCRB has certified a newer firmware version 6.2.B.0.200 for Xperia S/SL/Acro S on their website. It is assumed to be the latest android 4.1.2 jelly bean version which we will see officially updated to them soon.

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Xperia S / SL / Acro S releasing at end of MAY hopefully.!

From the leaked jelly bean version of Xperia S and SL we saw many new features added to them and expecting a fresh update for Xperia S/SL/Acro S which will remove the agony and frustration of the users who have waited so long for jelly bean update. You can Check the listing of Xperia SL and Acro S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.200.

A lot ago we saw firmware 6.1.G.0.0 listed for both Xperia S and SL but none of them was updated on that firmware. All the three handsets Xperia S LT26i, Xperia SL LT26ii and Xperia Acro S LT26w are a lot identical phones so all three of them will be updated with same android 4.1.2 jelly bean firmware build number, hopefully with same features. Well it’s only 2 weeks more till we expect them to be officially updated.

[ Via – PTCRB ]

Xperia A SO-04E Dogo NTT DoCoMo Photos Specifications seen on FCC

It’s not over yet with Xperia Z and Xperia ZL this year it’s confirmed now more Xperia devices will be hitting market this year. The legacy will be continued by Xperia A SO-04E codenamed as Dogo which will be coming to NTT DoCoMo this year 2013. Just now the rumored Xperia A device has been confirmed by FCC that it is under approval. It’s neither a leak nor an official release.

Sony Xperia A SO-04E Photos as seen on FCC

On FCC site we can see various documents filed by Sony Mobile Communications for Xperia S SO-04E Dogo approval under NTT DoCoMo. Check out some of the extracted photos of Xperia S SO-04E Dogo.

Xperia A SO-04E Dogo NTT DoCoMo Leaked photo

Xperia A SO-04E Dogo NTT DoCoMo Photos

Sony Xperia A SO-04E Dogo Features Specifications

Full manual of Xperia A SO-04E Dogo can be seen on FCC site which has somewhat revealed its specifications and photos. Xperia A SO-04E Dogo  is a lot similar to Xperia Z and Xperia ZL in terms of features. When looked from sideways it seems similar to Xperia Z with the location of power button on the same side as in Xperia Z.

Xperia A SO-04E Dogo side view

  • Full 1080P HD display.
  • 5 inch screen.
  • Removable 2300 mAh battery, which is missing from both Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. Images show that Xperia A SO-04E Dogo will be powered by Sony BA950 battery.
  • Internal storage is limited to 16 GB with extended SD card ( supporting SD Card memory details not out yet.
  • 2 GB RAM.
  • Dimensions of Xperia Z SO-04E Dogo are as 139 x 71 x 7.9mm which is similar to as Xperia Z weighing 146 grams same as Xperia Z.
  • LTE Powered.
  • Micro SIM usage.

Xperia A SO-04E Dogo  Camera Details

Rear 13 MP cam with Exmor RS and 2.2MP front cam. You can set cam at 13 MP with image resolution as 4128×3096 and to 12 MP with image resolution as 3920×2940, 4:3 aspect ratio of image size. HDR, Superior Auto mode available.

Same set of earphones are seen as Sony dispatched with Xperia S and Xperia SL, we can see Sony Ericsson logo on them.

No Details about the processor of Xperia A SO-04E Dogo, it is speculated that it may come with Snapdragon-600 chipset but nothing can be said at this moment. Also the android version in the phone isn’t specified which still remains a mystery till we find out this. When seen in the Xperia A SO-04E Dogo user manual guide, Android Jelly Bean version can been seen, same as Xperia Z android 4.1.2 but nothing is said officially about android version yet.

On NTT DoCoMo site we can see that on 15th May 2013 they are releasing their new line up of smartphones for this summer season and we may see Xperia A SO-04E Dogo to be launched at that same time only.

[ Via – FCC ]

Download stock Xperia Recommender App Apk Version 2.4.24

Just a few days back we mentioned about Xperia Recommender App getting Version 2.4.24 update, now we have brought its stock apk for you all users to download. Xperia Recommender App is the older version of new app called “Sony Select” which comes in the stock android 4.1.2 jelly bean firmware update in all Xperia handsets. Xperia Recommender is a type of Google Play alternative for Xperia users as it shows the best possible apps available for the concerned Xperia Phone.

Xperia Recommender App Apk Version 2.4.24

Xperia Recommender App Apk Version 2.4.24

Normally we expect all Xperia ICS android 4.0.4 users to get the update notification of Xperia Recommender App Version 2.4.2, in case you have not got it, go to Update center > system apps > check for updates. If system shows any update then it’s fine otherwise download it manually from given below link. Below Xperia Recommender app has been extracted from Xperia SL LT26ii running stock Android 4.0.4 ICS.

Download Xperia Recommender App Apk Version 2.4.24

Download com.sonyericsson.androidapp.storefront.apk I 861 KB

After downloading the above apk file, install it like another apk file. It will ask you to replace the pre-installed app, do press ok to let it install. We find app the same as the older version of Xperia Recommender was, nothing new. As now new stock Sony Select app is available to download, now it’s your choice to use which app now. If you have downloaded the above Xperia Recommender App Apk Version 2.4.24 then do let us know, if you find any changes.

Xperia S/SL android 4.1.2 JellyBean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 LEAKS Install

As when Sony mentioned on their official blog that Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Ion and Xperia Acro S will be getting Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update by the end of month May then it created a lot of disturbance among Xperia S and Xperia SL users which can be easily seen on various popular forums and other blogs, even you can notice the comments on the Sony’s official blog.

Install Leaked Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 on Xperia S / SL

At present both Xperia S LT26i and Xperia SL LT26ii are on Android 4.0.4 ICS version. As stated officially Xperia S and Xperia SL users have to wait till the end of month May but the XDA Developer DooMLoRD has leaked the Xperia S/SL android 4.1.2 JellyBean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 with a porting method.

Leaked Xperia S android 4.1.2 JellyBean firmware 6.2.B.0.197

  • Model Number – Xperia S LT26i
  • Android – 4.1.2 JB
  • Baseband version – 8660-AAABQLYM-314010-32
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0
  • Build Number – 6.2.B.0.197

Working fine on Xperia SL LT26ii Consumer (Red) Devices

Warning

Leaked firmware 6.2.B.0.197  for Xperia S and SL are not the official release, mainly meant for developer (Brown) handsets but as when tested on consumer (Red) handsets, it is working smoothly with all features. While installing the firmware, if anything happens to your device then neither developer nor us are responsible, proceed further at your own risk.

Backing Up Xperia S / SL

Before flashing the ROM it always advisable to back up content on your device. To take a back up on your Xperia S/SL, connect your phone to PC > run PC companion > Click on option “Back up and Restore” > Proceed with further options shown on screen.

Sony Xperia SL BackUp Procedure

Requirements 

  1. Bootloader on your Xperia S / SL must be unlocked. If it is not, do not proceed further.
  2. Your Xperia S / SL must be on Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware build number 6.1.A.2.55, if it is not then please update your phone.

How to Install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 on Xperia S / SL ?

It is very easy to install via recovery, comes with pre-installed busybox. and working CWM recovery included in kernel. Download the Jelly Bean ROM for Xperia S / SL from below link:-

Download LT26i_DooMLoRD_leak-JB-197.zip I 471.27 MB
MD5 Sum: 1a32cf9524d0dfe67b930cc412f6bb24

  1. After downloading the above ROM, save it on your phone’s SD Card.
  2. Check whether the  /system partition is mounted or unmounted, make sure it remains unmounted.
  3. Now reboot your Xperia S / SL in recovery.
  4. Start flashing with ROMs update.zip file, time consuming task.
  5. Reboot your phone after the above step, as when phone boots and you see Xperia startup animation it reboots again, don’t worry.
  6. Reboot your device again, it may take a long time to do that, after updating ROM phone rebooting takes a bit time for the first time and after that is stabilize automatically.

Now you are done installing leaked Xperia S/SL android 4.1.2 JellyBean firmware 6.2.B.0.197. Enjoy the jelly bean on your phone and its features.

What to do if Status 7 Error comes ?

As when you are flashing update.zip file via recovery, just extract boot.img which has pre-installed CWM recovery, from the ROM you pasted in your SD Card and then flash the file using fastboot then enter ROM and now flash it via recovery.

Leaked Xperia S/SL android 4.1.2 JellyBean firmware 6.2.B.0.197  Screenshots / Features

Xperia S android 4.1.2 JellyBean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 Home Screen

Xperia S android 4.1.2 JellyBean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 New notification window

Xperia S android 4.1.2 JellyBean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 Camera Features

  • New home screen added with 7 panes.
  • Small apps added.
  • White background new contact app / dialer.
  • White background themed messaging app.
  • New clock / weather widget added.
  • New Media apps like Album, Movies, Walkman, Movies.
  • Improved camera performance and new features added in camera.

As this is only the leaked version of what Xperia S and Xperia SL are going to get in the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update but it may be the case the some features may be missing or updated as compared with this leaked ROM. Do let us know if you have updated this leaked Xperia S/SL android 4.1.2 JellyBean firmware 6.2.B.0.197  on your phone. Do you like the Sony’s Jelly Bean flavor to Xperia S and Xperia SL.

UPDATE – 25 MAY 2013 ] To download and install LEAKED Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware follow given below link.

Download LEAKED Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware Testkey ftf

[Via – XDA]

Sony C3 Images with MediaTek Quadcore chip leaked

Well is has been only a few months since Sony launched it’s latest flagship device Xperia Z into the market globally, now alleged images of Sony C3 device powered with MediaTek Quadcore chip is leaked online. MediaTek chip will overall reduce the cost of the device and it surely will be a budget smartphone from Sony. Last we saw Sony releasing another set of budget smartphones like Xperia L and Xperia SP.

Sony C3 Image with MediaTek Quadcore

Sony C3 Rumored Features

As mentioned or has been in rumors, it is to be powered with a brand new quad core MT6589 processor or 1.5 GHz MT6589T chipset. some rumored specifications and features of  Sony C3 are mentioned below :-

  • 720P HD screen.
  • 5 inch screen just like Xperia Z has it.
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Android Version 4.2 Jelly Bean.
  • Dual-SIM function.

Front, back and the side look is similar to the Xperia Z. By just looking at the pic above of Sony C3, the screen wallpaper seems to be made by oneself looking very unrealistic. If rumors are to be believed Sony may launch the device in second half of 2013. After all its just an alleged leak on the net and it can be false also. Well it is rumored to come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, are you kidding; Sony has not updated yet Xperia Z to Android 4.2 and a new phone is leaked having Android 4.2. Expected price till now is speculated around 3000 Yuan.

Well what do you think all regarding this alleged leak of Sony C3 on net, are you fascinated about it, let us know.

Via – [Mtksj]

Install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in Xperia U ST25i – 3.0.8 Kernel

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is rolling out now for many Xperia phones like recently we saw Xperia P LT22i getting android 4.1.2 jelly bean update firmware build number 6.2.A.0.400 on 3.0.8 old kernel version and Xperia Go ST27i also getting android 4.1.2 jelly bean update with same firmware build number and kernel version along with same baseband version u8500-49020911-P3A_EC05. A lot ago Sony made clear that Xperia U will not be getting android 4.1.2 jelly bean update as we know because of hardware limitations. But I can tell you Xperia U users are desperate to get a jelly bean update which unfortunately now not possible.

Bugs in ROM

Xperia Go customized kernel for Xperia U is not full functional at this stage there are many bugs present. We noticed that LED illumination bar is not lighted, neither camera has proper functionality yet. Sometimes phone may go in deep sleep. Touch is not very sensitive and battery drain a issue. So if you don’t wan to take a risk then do not update the below ROM on your phone. Proceed at your own risk, neither developer nor we are responsible for any damage you might cause in your phone.

How to Install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in Xperia U ST25i

Fortunately the recognized XDA Developer munjeni has successfully ported the stock android 4.1.2 jelly bean firmware of Xperia Go on Xperia U with kernel version 3.0.8. The boot image has only been designed for Xperia U so must be tried on on it only, take it as warning.

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in Xperia U ST25i - 3.0.8 Kernel

Installation steps

  • Download the custom boot image of Xperia GO jelly bean firmware.

Download custom_boot_for_stock_XPERIA_U_JB.zip I 16.33 MB
MD5 Sum: 480ecf3be609406b8afabd04fc652c8d

In the above downloaded file you will find the modified ramdisk from Xperia Go new jelly bean firmware and the custom jelly bean kernel version 3.0.8.

  • Download the customized ROM for Xperia U.

Download 6.2.A.0.400_KUMQUAT_v3.zip I 624.7 MB
MD5 Sum : 996ebeeaa473b0eed0a8dde0836662bb

  1. Bootloader on your Xperia U must be unlocked before you flash this image.
  2. Supposing you have unlocked bootloader. Copy the file custom_boot_for_stock_XPERIA_U_JB.zip on your phone.
  3. Flash the “boot.img” file via Flash Tool for Xperia , and after that boot in CWM recovery, install the whole custom_boot_for_stock_XPERIA_U_JB.zip file and the ROM file 6.2.A.0.400_KUMQUAT_v3.zip via option “install zip from SD card”. Done, then. Switch on phone again.

Xperia U Jelly Bean Customized ROM Details

  • App Drawer size is 4×4.
  • AnTuTu benchmark score of Xperia U on Jelly Bean is 6783.

AnTuTu benchmark score of Xperia U on Jelly Bean is 6783

  • Capacitive keys are not working very smooth, they are OK.
  • SMS, Call dialer, lockscreen working smoothly.
  • Fast boot, all connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM working fine.
  • Xperia Home is lagging overall.
  • No small apps, as because of small screen, Xperia P and Xperia Go didn’t get small apps.
  • Battery drain is an issue.

If you are unable to do any step drop us a comment we will gladly help you.

[ Via – XDA ]

Download Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0,2.1,2.2 apk Update – Free £20/€25 Voucher

Sony has come out with a new app called Xperia Privilege which is officially being seen with Xperia Z owners, getting an update for it, though the app is available for download for all users on Google Play. Well it’s a new marketing idea of Sony giving some promotional offers to it’s users. Currently only Xperia Z users are able to get the benefit of this promotion via their Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0.

Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0

Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0 is officially available at Google Play and currently in beta phase. The listing of app says that it is compatible with any Xperia smartphone over Android 2.1+. This app is currently offering some £20/€25 free vouchers to all Xperia Z owners which can be spent at apps like “Play Memories online, Music Unlimited, Play Now, PlayStation store etc. You can enter in various competitions making you eligible to win some goodies and discount on apps.

Download Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0 Apk Update

Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0 Details

  • App Size – 717 KB
  • Android Required – 2.1+
  • Memory Consumed – 1.46 MB
  • Version – 2.0
  • Avg. Rating – 3.4 ( May be due to because this app lists only promotional offers and many users are getting black screen error).

Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0 Memory details

How to Install Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0 on all Xperia Phones ?

As mentioned by Sony in the listing that Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0 is available for all Xperia users but when we tried this app on our Xperia SL we got a black screen only with no promotional offers listed.

Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0 Black Screen on Xperia SL

This may be due to the limitation of app in only selected countries. If you want to use this app on your Xperia phones, follow the steps given below :-

Some popular supported Phones for Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0 :- Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia T, Xperia TX, Xperia Tipo, Xperia Tipo Dual, Xperia V, Xperia E, Xperia E Dual, Xperia SL, Xperia S, Xperia Ion, Xperia P, Xperia U, Xperia J, Xperia Sola, Xperia Go, Xperia Neo L.

Download Xperia Privilege Apk Version 2.0 from Google Play officially, if you are not able to download from Google Play, use the given below manual download link.

Download com.sony.gsmguxmk.xperiaprivilege2012 I 717 KB

Download Xperia Privilege Apk Vserion 2.0 I 717 KB

[ UPDATE – 17/05/2013 ] Xperia Privilege app has been updated to Version 2.1 now, you can download the latest from given below link or from Google Play.

Xperia Privilege App Version 2.1 Details

  • App Size – 1.17 MB
  • Android Required – 2.1+
  • Memory Consumed – 1.95 MB
  • Version – 2.1
  • Avg. Rating – 3.5 ( May be due to because this app lists only promotional offers and many users are getting black screen error).

Download com.sony.gsmguxmk.xperiaprivilege2012 Version 2.1 I 717 KB

Download Xperia Privilege Apk Version 2.1 I 717 KB

  1. Install the above downloaded Xperia Privilege Apk. Run it. ( You can download both Version 2.0 and 2.1 anyone you like ).
  2. As soon as you run it, it will ask you to accept TOS, do it and proceed further.
  3. If you see a black screen only like with no promotional offers listed, then it must be because it has no offers in your country. To see them go to “Settings > General Settings > Setting of Country/Language > Choose UK > English > Ok”. Now you will be able to see all promotional offers.

Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0 Update Settings

How to get Free £20/€25 Voucher on all Xperia Phones via Xperia Privilege App ?

[quote_center]Install Xperia Privilege App Apk on any Phone like Samsung, HTC by making below changes. Only Rooted Phones.[/quote_center]

Supposing now you have successfully installed Xperia Privilege Apk on your phone, as the Xperia Privilege app is supported by every Xperia smartphone but the promotional offer is only limited to Xperia Z only. So in order to get the Free £20/€25 Voucher on your Xperia handset, we need to do some editing in the build.prop file.

  1. Device must be rooted, if it is then proceed further. With the help of your file manager, navigate to /system/ and open the build.prop file.
  2. Now we are going to edit the build.prop file. Navigate to ro.product.model=<value> and ro.product.board=<value> and in place of <value>, we will add the value of Xperia Z which is to be put like Product Model = Xperia Z = C6603/C6602/SO-02E and Product Board = MSM8960.
  3. Now your build.prop file must be showing  ro.product.model=C6603 and ro.product.board=MSM8960.
  4. Reboot your phone and you are done.
  5. Open the Xperia Privilege app again and now you should see all promotional offers listed and your Free £20/€25 Voucher.

Say cheers on using the Free £20/€25 Voucher, now you are done with this, if you still are not able to see any promotions after doing above step then please wait, the Xperia Privilege App Version 2.0 will be unlocked with all promotional offers soon for all countries.

If you have been able to run this app do let us know does the free voucher offer worked on your phone also or not ? All comments are appreciated.

Xperia Recommender app Version 2.4.24 Update

Sony Xperia smartphone users are happy as Jelly Bean update is rolling out now days for all Xperia 2012 and 2013 handsets. As Sony is rolling new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update, at the same time some stock apps in Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich are being updated. Recently we saw Xperia Recommender app Version 2.4.24 Update. Check the notification below.

Xperia Recommender Version 2.4.24 App Update

Go to update center of your phone and check for system app update option. You will see a notification for Xperia Recommender appupdate. It’s a small update of only 0.8 MB. Xperia Recommender app works similarly like Google Play Store and show all apps/games listed from Sony section which are recommended for Sony Xperia Users.

Xperia Recommender app Version 2.4.24 details

Version – 2.4.24
Size – 0.8 MB
Memory Details – 2.11 MB.

Xperia Recommender app Version 2.4.24

If you haven’t updated Xperia Recommender app yet, update it today. We got Xperia Recommender app update notification of our Xperia SL LT26ii on stock Android 4.0.4 ICS. It’s a wonderful app if you are not interested in visiting Google Play Store and checking out Sony section in it. See all recommended apps for Xperia in Xperia Recommender app. Feel free to ask any questions we will gladly help you. All comments are appreciated.

Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411 Jelly Bean firmware Update

9.1.B.0.411 firmware is a stable release which has brought many new features and have updated many bug issues, though users are reporting some issues which have not been solved in it. Let’s get to the point, and now we will see how to get Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411 Jelly Bean firmware update.

Update Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411 firmware

Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411 firmware update will be released globally so if you have got the notification in your country, update your Xperia TX via PC Companion or use Sony Update service. You can also update it manually via Xperia flashing tool.

Updating Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411 firmware via PC Companion

Connect your Xperia TX LT29i to PC, if PC Companion is already installed on your PC it’s OK otherwise download from given below link and install it.

Download PC Companion Version: 2.10.136 (Prod 28) I 26.4 MB

Sony PC Companion_2.10.136_Web.exe

You will see a notification, do proceed as per the details shown in the notification.

Updating Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411 firmware via PC Companion

Updating Xperia TX  LT29i 9.1.B.0.411 firmware Manually via Flashing Tool

Download the Xperia TX Lt29i 9.1.B.0.411 firmware ftf file for flashing.

Download LT29i_9.1.B.0.411_Global.ftf I 546 MB

As when done downloading, extract it and flash it via Xperia Flashing Tool. You can read official info from Sony on Flash Tool for Xperia. You can also download latest version of Xperia Flash Tool from given below link.

Download flashtool-0.9.10.1-windows.exe I 107.46 MB

Flash the 9.1.B.0.411 firmware ftf file via above flashing tool. Your Xperia TX will be updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version.

Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411 firmware Detailed Review

Xperia TX LT29i 9.1.B.0.411 firmware Detailed Review

As seen till now some major updates have come round the corner in this new 9.1.B.0.411 firmware. Check below.

  1. Audio sound quality has been improved.
  2. Much smooth and stable version of Jelly Bean.
  3. Camera quality increased a lot with “Superior Auto Mode” included.
  4. Passcode bypassing of lockscreen in Xperia TX has not been resolved yet.

If you also find any more updated feature in 9.1.B.0.411 firmware do let us know. All comments are appreciated.